What I love about hiking, despite the fatigue, sweat and bugs is that at every turn, there is a new view to be discovered. Especially true with this this trail. #maplepassloop
One of the sweet views from our new spot -- Not a view from our house, but next to the veggie garden that I'm itching to get started on next week. What a joy to look up from harvesting greens to see this!! Think from the angle this must be Glacier Peak in the north Cascades? #bainbridgeisland #pnw #pnwonderland #mountainlove #cascades #nothcascades
‘There are some who can live without wild things and some who cannot.’
• Aldo Leopold
Spent my day here yesterday.
Finally feeling at home again.
Day 236: At this time of year this area is probably buried under 5 meters of snow, but in the summer the trail up to Hidden Lake highlights the ruggedness of the mountains here. The trail is about 8 miles round trip as you climb 3300 ft up to an old fire lookout at almost 7,000 ft above sea level. The lookout, perched on the top of a spire of shale and other rocks gives a panoramic view from the Coast Mountains of British Columbia down to the central Washington cascades. The lookout is now available for first come first serve camping and you can sleep in this old cabin as the Northern Washington wind whips around you.
#washington #hiking #nothcascades #pacificnw #isolated #rugged #dayhike #hiddenlake #firelookout #summer #photooftheday #photoaday
"I didn't find fulfillment at the summit. I found it every step of the way, because when you're following the path that's right for you, the journey itself becomes the reward." A good friend sent me an article yesterday with this quote in it and I connect with it so much. This is such a good translation for goals in the outdoors, but also life in general.
Backyard hike with a view con mi amigo Ro.
Moonrise above Picket Range. Seen from summit of Ruth Mountain. #nothcascades
Some superdopealishious altocumulus clouds in the north cascades.
Out here nothing else matters.
Getting out for some early skiing behind the Early Winter Spires. @matthewrothlisberger
moves uphill through the larches as we make our way toward blue col.
The early season uphill grind payed off with a couple of nice turns. It's the most wonderful time of year!
They don't call it a mountain pie for nothing 🗻
As women, I think it is incredibly important to build each other up and inspire one another to keep on crushing it at life. We should be each other's greatest supporters, and keep the positive vibes strong just like @erin.noelle1
have done for me. 💕It's ok to wear lipstick and crush mountains at the same time. We should embrace our femininity yet continue to challenge ourselves to push each other's boundaries. Those are the friends that are worth keeping around for a lifetime. #likeagirl